WHO WE ARE
“Why West Hills?” – That’s a great question. Here are just a few of the distinctives that make West Hills uniquely who we are:
“Smallest Big Church” (or “Biggest Small Church”) – This is one of the most common descriptors you’ll hear about us if you ask West Hillians. Oftentimes, choosing a church can feel like a decision between the excitement and programming of a “big church” or the intimacy and connection of a “small church”. At West Hills, our people love that they truly feel a part of a family, without sacrificing excellence in ministry.
Active Involvement – Numbers don’t lie. At West Hills, three-fourths of our regular attenders are also involved in a life group. Over two-thirds actively serve on at least one ministry team. And half of those serve in multiple volunteering roles. Our people love West Hills because it’s so much more than a drive “in and out”, Sunday morning experience; it’s a place to connect with people and to live out your ministry passion.
Discipleship-driven – We believe the church’s primary job is to encourage and equip believers for ministry to a world in need (Eph. 4:11-12). We love it when people bring their non-Christian friends to church, and we are committed to proclaiming the gospel every Sunday. But we are also committed to “declaring the full counsel of God” (Acts 20:27) through expositional preaching in the Reformed theological tradition, so that believers might grow in spiritual maturity, able to do the work of ministry themselves.
Intergenerational – At West Hills, we value the church’s diversity, and you’ll find believers here of different races, nationalities, socio-economic standings, political ideologies, and faith backgrounds. But we are perhaps most diverse in the intergenerational nature of our church. One third of our church is over the age of 55, another third is under the age of 30, and the last third is in between. Our “older saints” get energized by all the young families and kids, and our “younger saints” glean wisdom from the more experienced believers. We believe God designed the church to function in just this way (1 Pet. 5:1-5), and we wouldn’t have it any other way! West Hills is a proud member of the Converge (Baptist General Conference) denomination. Click HERE for more info.